Laser Treatment Specialist

West Suburban Podiatry

Podiatric Physicians and Surgeons located in Western Springs, IL

Pain in your foot or ankle can alter how you walk or stand and significantly impact your quality of life. At West Suburban Podiatry in Western Springs, Illinois, the leading podiatrists offer laser treatment for people suffering from persistent or chronic pain. The practice takes an individualized approach to patient care and works with you to find the right treatment for your condition. To find out If laser therapy is right for you, book your appointment by phone or schedule online today.

Laser Treatment Q & A

What is MLS cold laser therapy?

Multiwave locked system (MLS) cold laser therapy is a cutting-edge laser treatment that uses low levels of light to reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and stimulate healing. 

Unlike traditional laser treatments, MLS cold laser therapy uses two different therapeutic wavelengths to achieve better outcomes. The low-level light of the MLS laser doesn’t get hot enough to heat your body’s tissue, hence the name cold laser therapy. 

MLS cold laser therapy is a highly effective treatment that provides noticeable pain relief for up to 90% of patients.  

How do I know if laser treatment is right for me?

Laser treatment is a safe, non-invasive solution for a wide range of foot and ankle problems. At West Suburban Podiatry, the team uses laser treatment for several conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Neuropathy
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Sprains, strains, and other soft tissue injuries

Your podiatrist determines if laser treatment is right for you. During your appointment, your doctor performs an in-depth examination and discusses your symptoms and medical history. 

Laser treatment is a safe and effective alternative to other treatment options like prescription medication or surgery. 

What happens during the procedure?

During the procedure, your podiatrist places the MLS laser over the affected area of your foot or ankle. As the laser penetrates your tissue, it improves blood flow, reduces inflammation, and stimulates tissue repair. 

Each treatment only takes a couple of minutes, after which you can return to your regular routine. 

In most cases, your podiatrist recommends a series of treatments to ensure effective results. The number of treatments needed depends on the severity of your condition as well as your symptoms.  

Although most conditions don’t require additional treatments, you may require maintenance treatments if you suffer from a degenerative issue like arthritis. MLS cold laser therapy is a pain-free, non-invasive treatment that requires no downtime.

West Suburban Podiatry is a leading provider of individualized and transparent foot and ankle care. The team works with you to ensure you receive the most effective treatment for your condition. 

To learn more about MLS laser cold therapy, call or book your appointment online today.